Community outreach and Education
Faculty leadership: Damien Fair, Ph.D., and Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
OHSU Collaborators: Danette Haynes, M.S.W., Avel Gordly Center for Multicultural and Afro-Centric Services, OHSU Department of Psychiatry. This effort benefits from a close collaboration with the OHSU YES! program as well as the OHSU Office of Diversity.Community Collaborators: Will Hardy, Pastor, Highland Gospel Church, Portland.
Aims and Activities. This initiative aims to serve the community in two ways. The first is by bringing current scientific information about ADHD, Autism, and mental health and illness to traditionally underserved or under-represented communities in the Portland area, in particular the African American and Latino/Hispanic communities. The second is to bring youth (high school and college students) from traditionally under-represented minority groups into engagement with scientific and medical activity to broaden their exposure to and prepration for scientific and medical careers. This is accomplished through internships and rotations at OHSU (under the leadership of Dr. Fair and the YES! program) and through outreach events in the community.